This year, entertainment news evoked a range of reactions. We all cooed when Kate Middleton and Prince William gave us a first glimpse at Prince George, gasped when Miley Cyrus twerked in latex during the VMAs and laughed when Jennifer Lawrence accepted her Academy Award with humor and humility. But which star had the biggest year? Who was 2013's Celeb of the Year? Click through and then cast your vote.
The obvious choice for Celeb of the Year in 2013 would be Miley Cyrus, who turned 21 in November. Personally, things were rocky (after months of speculation, a rep for the singer confirmed in September that Cyrus and her fiancé, actor Liam Hemsworth, had called it quits), though professionally, life was great. Her album, Bangerz, hit number one, and the videos for her singles made a splash. But her biggest moments? Twerking at the VMAs, naturally. "We made history," Cyrus said of the performance.
After kicking off 2013 by winning an Oscar at 22(and making everyone laugh in the process!), actress Jennifer Lawrence could have taken it easy, but she didn't. The actress earned rave reviews for reprising her role as Katniss Everdeen in the latest "Hunger Games" installment, and in December, received a SAG Award nomination for "American Hustle." Personally, things looked up too: in August it looked like she and her ex, Nicholas Hoult, were getting cozy again.
Kim Kardashian confirmed last December that she and rapper Kanye West were expecting a baby, and much of the start of 2013 involved oglers analyzing her every pregnancy look. (Most notable ensemble? Her floral Met Gala look!) In April, she won a legal victory when a judge granted her a divorce from her ex, Kris Humphries, just in time for her to give birth to a daughter in June. Controversy followed when Kardashian and West named said baby "North," the reality star capped off her monster year by getting engaged to West.
Prince George made headlines around the world after he came into this world in July. In September, George's dad, Prince William, revealed that the infant "has a voice to match any lion's roar," though he behaved beautifully during his Christening a month later.
Britney's back! After months of chatter, Spears, 32, announced that she'd be performing her own show in Las Vegas for the next two years. But that's not all: The singer released a new album, the very personal "Britney Jean," and fell in love with a man named David Lucado. "He's very passionate," she said of her new boyfriend. "I love him." (Fingers crossed it works out: Spears has said that she's hoping for more kids!)
Last year, Angelina Jolie caused a media firestorm when she got engaged to Brad Pitt, and in years past, she was in the news for expanding her family. But this year, the Oscar-winning actress wrote her own headline -- literally -- when she penned an article for the New York Times, explaining her decision to have a bilateral mastectomy. The actress not only shined light on the medical hot topic, but handled the very public treatment of her private ordeal with grace.
|Jay Z and Beyoncé|
To be fair, it seems like every year is a big year for this power couple, but this year was especially big. After a hotly debated trip to Cuba with her husband, Beyoncé talked about expanding their family while promoting her film, "Epic," in between stops on her blockbuster world tour, The Mrs. Carter show. (It wraps in March.) But her biggest moment was when she released a new album (complete with 17 videos) on Dec. 13. Meanwhile, Mr. Carter released a new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," and managed to squeeze in an art gallery performance in New York too! But the main focus for both stars was their 2-year-old daughter Blue, who adorably accompanied her parents at every turn.
|Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston|
Oh, "Breaking Bad," how everyone misses you. In spite of their A&E show airing its season finale earlier this year, it was a banner year for the TV stars. Not only did Cranston win the best actor Emmy, but both he and Paul earned Golden Globe nominations for their work. That's not all. In May, Paul married Lauren Parsekian in a gorgeous Malibu wedding -- and hasn't stopped gushing about her since.
She's just 17, but Lorde has already made a name for herself as one of the most promising young voices in music. Her song "Royals" burned up the airwaves, and fans went crazy when she performed live on "Good Morning America." But if that's not enough, shes' got a sense of humor too. "#1 on US itunes. even if it lasts an hour i feel HAPPY," she tweeted. "downside is all these miley fans telling me they're gonna stab my rotting corpse." To wrap up her year? Four Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for her hit, "Royals." Not too shabby.
What didn't Kerry Washington do this year? The "Scandal" actress not only earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for playing Olivia Pope, but found time to promote her film "Peeples" too. Meanwhile, she secretly married NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha after successfully keeping the relationship under wraps for more than a year, and the couple is reportedly expecting a baby next year.